Thad Allender

Recent stories

Full story list

Recent photos

In this file photo from 2003, the year Johnny's Tavern in North Lawrence celebrated its 50th anniversary, bartender Will Lenz visits with patrons.

Greg Shipe, owner of Eudora’s Davenport Orchard, Vineyard and Winery, which grows nearly all its grapes on site, said a new law shrinking the percentage of Kansas grapes that Kansas wineries must use in their products could threaten the region's unique wine identity.

Howard Dean addresses a crowd of about 1,000 Democrats at Liberty Hall on Friday, Feb. 25, 2005, at Liberty Hall. Dean, former presidential candidate and chairman of the Democratic National Committee, also visited the home of a Lawrence couple where attendants donated $100-a-head to the DNC.

Environmentalists on Tuesday cheered a court ruling that the proposed 895 megawatt coal-burning power plant in southwest Kansas cannot be built until there is a thorough environmental review.

Two guards enter the maximum-security block at the Lansing Correctional Facility in 2005. Prison inmates across the country are getting older, and more expensive, for states and the federal government, according to a report released Friday by Human Rights Watch.

Full photo list